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Apply for a permit to reserve on-street parking

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The Temporary Street Use Permitting team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can help you reserve on-street parking for residential or commercial moves, loading and unloading, construction, tree trimming, and other uses. Determine the type of permit you need below. Fees apply.

All our different applications take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Processing time will vary by permit type.

Find the permit that fits your situation and click on the appropriate application

Temporary Street Use Permitting issues three different permits that allow the reservation of on-street parking. Choose the permit type that best fits your situation.

7 Day (or less) Non-Metered Parking Use Permit

  • Best for: reserving on-street parking for moving, utility work, property maintenance, construction, and event loading/unloading in non-metered areas (that is, areas where you don't have to pay to park on the street).
  • Where it can be used: in non-metered areas only. Please click here to see a map of Portland's metered (pay to park) districts.
  • What it allows: the reservation of up to 100 feet of parking.
  • How long is it good for: up to 7 consecutive days.
  • Price: $28 per 20-foot parking space.  Additional enforcement fees may apply.
  • Processing time: Immediate. Submit your application and you will be directed to pay through our online system. Once the invoice is paid, you will be sent a link to your PERMIT ID CARD (to place in the dash of your vehicle or affix to the side of a storage container) as well as 'NO PARKING' SIGNS you need to print (in color) and display yourself. Please note that parking reservation signs need to be verified by Parking Enforcement staff 72 hours in advance to provide the option to get vehicles towed out of your reserved space. Click here for additional details on this process.

Apply for 7 Day Non-Metered Parking Use Permit

Simple temporary street use permit

  • Best for: all parking-only requests that do not qualify for the 7 Day Non-Metered Parking Use Permit.
  • Where it can be used: any valid on-street parking space in the city, metered or non-metered areas.
  • What it allows: the reservation of on-street parking ONLY to facilitate residential or commercial moves, loading or unloading for events, construction, tree trimming, and other uses. Number of spaces requested by applicant.
  • How long it is good for: up to 26 weeks, with start and end dates requested by applicant.
  • Price: varies by type of parking, the number of spaces, and the duration. See cost estimates here:
  • Processing time: 8-10 business days, on average. Actual processing times may vary. Processing time starts when a complete and accurate application is submitted. See our Processing Timeline for details.

Apply for SIMPLE Temporary Street Use Permit

Complex temporary street use permit

  • Best for: reserving parking as part of a request to close portions of a sidewalk, traffic lane, bike lane, or a full street closure. 
  • Where it can be used: any valid on-street parking space in the city, metered or non-metered.
  • What it allows: the reservation of parking to facilitate construction, utility work, crane lifts, tree trimming, and other uses.
  • How long it is good for: up to 26 weeks, with start and end dates specified by applicant.
  • Price: varies by type of parking, the number of spaces, and the duration. See cost estimates here:
  • Processing time: 13-15 business days, on average. Actual processing times may vary. Processing time starts when a complete and accurate application is submitted. See our Processing Timeline for details.

Learn more about the COMPLEX Temporary Street Use Permit

Wait for processing and review

These next steps are for SIMPLE and COMPLEX temporary street use permits, only. All steps of the 7 Day Non-Metered Parking Use Permit process can be completed by the applicant immediately after submission of their application.

Once we receive your completed application with all necessary information, we will process your request, assign it for review, and contact you with any questions.

Pay for your permit

After your permit has been created, reviewed, and approved, we will email you a link to pay online by a certain due date. The permit can be paid for with credit card or electronic check. For pricing information, explore our current fee schedule.

Receive your permit

When payment confirmation is received, we will email you your permit copy and any supporting documents.